Niyamas (Observances) ::
The tough practices of Yoga have to be performed by the help of this body alone. Thus, it must be free from disease and be strong enough to fend for itself and sustain the changes in weather.
The desires should be under control and the Sadhak should perform his duties well and at the same time should put his mind to attain the knowledge of the supreme being.
The five niyamas detailed by Maharishi Patanjali are as follows:-
d) Scriptural Studies
e) Surrender of the actions to God.
By following these five niyamas the Sadhak becomes pure from inside and outside. Now, he is mentally and morally fit to take up the practices of Yoga.